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We must take proactive steps to safeguard the nation from the malicious cyber activity that is draining our intellectual property, harming commerce and threatening the integrity of our infrastructure, said Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson from Mississippi.Analysts are predicting that in 2014 the number of cyber attacks attempted will only grow in number. Security provider McAfee predicts that the poor cyber security foundations of many companies will continue to create an environment of high motivation, high opportunity for the attacker in 2014. Businesses need to understand that lax cyber security could have significant implications on their company data, operations and financial viability.